I LOVED Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart the first time I read it! When my 4th graders began studying Westward Expansion in their classrooms, I knew this book would be the perfect complement to their learning. The students were hooked after the first few chapters. The more we read, the richer our discussions became. There was a cacophony of voices every time I asked any of the chapter questions! This story was one of the most successful novel read alouds I have ever done in the library setting.
Included in this product you will find over 30 higher level thinking questions which you can use as discussion or writing prompts. Or you may choose to use this resource with your lit circle groups. I have also added a few online resources to enhance the novel study with historical and present day photos of locations in the book, maps, and the use of an inflation calculator to show students how the dollar has grown since 1890!
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